muni_generic.jpg4:26 PM: According to the SFMTA, the Powell Station signal problems plaguing outbound Muni Metro had been resolved by 3:47 this afternoon.

They do want that “Metro customers may experience residual delays in the subway while regular service is restored,” so be warned.

Outbound light-rail vehicles began experiencing signal problems around 2:45 p.m. at the Powell Station, Muni spokeswoman Kristen Holland told Bay City News.

Trains were not receiving the signal needed to move through the subway tunnel, forcing operators to travel through the tunnel at reduced speeds and using manual controls, Holland said.

3:42 PM: According to the SFMTA, “as of 2:44 p.m. outbound Muni Metro service is traveling at reduced speeds due to a signal problem at Powell Station.”

They say that crews are at the scene, but did not have any further information on how long they expect service to be disrupted.

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